Unique Tibetan Butter Sculptures in Gansu amaze visitors

2021-09-26 Ecns.cn Editor:Lu Yan

(ECNS) -- As a unique handicraft of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Butter Sculpture is made of ghee and has colorful and vivid shapes such as figures, flowers, etc.

The Tibetan Butter Sculpture in Labrang Monastery, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, dates back to 1768. It has a history of more than 250 years.

Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and the biggest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world.

A variety of Tibetan Butter Sculptures are enshrined in Labrang Monastery, for example, Buddha, Bodhisattva, birds, flowers, fish, insects, trees and bonsai flowers, etc.

And sculptures with different themes will be made every year.

These Tibetan Butter Sculptures are various in size ranging from ten millimeters to two meters and the exquisite details have amazed visitors.


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